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Optical Power Meters

An optical power meter is used for measuring absolute loss or relative power loss and hence it is an essential tool for fiber technicians for measurement and calibration purposes. GAOTek offers a full range of optical power meters to support fiber network establishment and testing, certification capabilities and basic power measurements for sale to the United States, Canada and Globally. Our Optical Power Meters provide highly accurate power measurements, great productivity and test certainty in various test conditions.

We offer Optical Power Meters for all types of fiber optic networks, from a low cost, handheld meter to the most advanced instruments offering features such as a PON power meter & a fault locator.

Our complete Optical Power Meter product range is built for top performance and accuracy and outperforms many competitors’ instruments based on wide range of features offered and competitive pricing.

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Functions of PON Power Meters

Invention of new technology has improved the general functions of PON power meters. One of the most common functions of PON power meters is the filtering function. The user can place a filter in the output reading to improve the accuracy of any measurement readings.

New software techniques usage balances the slow rise time of thermophile detectors as now all the new designs rely on software algorithms to predict the final, stable state value based on the known natural rise-time.


A standard optical power meter should have maximum flexibility to handle all different types of detectors. The operational principles vary between detectors- as some generate current signals, and others voltage signals, while a few more require pulsed input signals. The three main components of optical power meter are: the interface (detector), the analog board and the digital board. It is used to calculate photon energy in the form of current or voltage by using some detection devices like photodiodes, thermopiles, or pyroelectric detectors.

The next-step is post-processing where analog signal are digitalized. A powerful processor, high-tech digital board and a low noise analog design allows high-level of sensitivity which was previously not possible.

Applications and Industries

Optical power meters are utilized for the testing of single-mode and multi-mode systems, additionally they are utilized for the establishment and support of fiber optic systems. They have an automatic wavelength detection feature, which enables higher effectiveness to be accomplished during measurement and prevent errors by the client. The insertion loss can be examined using an LED or Laser Source. The optical power level (-dBM) can be measured in telecommunication center and CATV networks.

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